(a collaborative effort by @alexcpsec & @hrbrmstr)
Why should security vendors be the only ones allowed to use silly, animated visualizations to "compensate"? Now, you can have your very own IP attack map that's just as useful as everyone else's.
BUT, it has one critical element that is missing from the others: SOUND EFFECTS! What good is a global cyberbattle without some cool sounds.
You can customize the display through a myriad of query string options, including sounds.
IPew includes the following sounds:
tng=1- Star Trek:TNG Photons!
wargames=1- WarGames key clicks!
b5=1- Babylon 5 defense grid cannons!
pew=1- Somewhat disturbing human-made "pew-pew" sound
galaga=1- Classic arcade sound!
To turn off sound effects (but, but, why? :-), use
nofx=1, and to randomly cycle through them all use
By default, IPew will use a statistical model for choosing source countries for the attacks, but you can level the playing field and set
random_mode=1 to give all countries the same cyber-advatage.
In similar vein, and using the perpsective many prominent security vendors and pundits seem to have, you can make all cyber attacks from from China with
china_mode=1 or from North Korea with
IPew's default attack timing is based on observational data from many sources, but you can make it look like the world is on the brink of cyber collapse by setting
Finally, you can proudly display your organization's name by setting
org_name=MyOrgName (URL encode any spaces or special characters).
We had an interesting request to be able to use IPew in a IR "drill" setting, so there's now a "drill mode" where you can specify a latitude & longitude to be the destination for the attacks. Right now, all attacks go there, but we may add an option to specify a percentage of attacks that should go there. You must use
drill_mode=1&lat=##.####&lon=##.#### for this to work, like:
drill_mode=1&lat=43.2672&lon=-70.8617 (which would focus all attacks near @hrbrmstr). Remember, you can specify your organization name there, too. Here's an example.
One of my personal favorites is http://ocularwarfare.com/ipew/index.html?china_mode=1&org_name=Mandiant&bad_day=1.
If you want to show that former employees are the problem, try out employee_mode. You can set a first and last name for the employee and also set a latitude and longitude. http://ocularwarfare.com/ipew/index.html?org_name=Verizon&employee_mode=1&employee_fname=Kevin&employee_lname=Thompson&lat=43.2672&lon=-70.8617
Feel free to use the hosted version, but we've released IPew under a liberal Creative Commons license, so clone away and use as you see fit, just remember to share your creations (and code) with others.